There was a time in the U.S. when Italian food, brought to the country by scores of immigrants, was seen as exotic and unusual. But it's been fully embraced for generations now, with recipes and cooking styles adapting to changing tastes. Pizza and pasta are so ubiquitous that they're thought of as American foods, and are generally a safe bet to please everyone at the dinner table. What's more, many Italian dishes began as "peasant food," so they're made with inexpensive ingredients and can be very cheap to make at home. Whether you're cooking for company or just planning a Sunday sauce, here are some Italian comfort foods that should grace your table.